September 21, 2019

Open letter to the UN, OIC, HRW and ICCt regarding recent war crimes by US, NATO and Kabul forces

Open letter to the UN, OIC, HRW and ICCt regarding recent war crimes by US, NATO and Kabul forces

The international community is witness that the foreign forces and their domestic supporters have recently begun a systematic campaign of targeting civilians, schools, religious seminaries, mosques, hospitals and bazaars throughout Afghanistan, resulting in thousands of Afghans killed along with huge financial losses inflicted.

The said forces are carrying out ruthless brutality against civilians even as the peace process continues between the officials of the United States headed by Khalilzad and the Islamic Emirate.

The United States – which has been defeated on the battlefield by the Islamic Emirate – seeks compensation by targeting civilians in hopes of a political victory and using it as a pressure tool.

We want to share a few examples of these horrendous war crimes carried out by foreign and domestic forces over the course of the past two months with the United Nations, Islamic Conference, Human Rights Watch and International Criminal Court and end with an appeal:

1 – On 18th February 2019, American invaders and internal forces torched the famous ‘Hammed-ul-Madaris’ religious seminary along with all teaching materials in Badrab area of Tagab district, Kapisa province, while also destroying multiple nearby shops and homes.

2 – On 13th February 2019, Kabul administration forces carried out a raid on local clinic in Ranj area of Khak-e-Safid district, Farah province, detaining a vaccinator Ghausuddin and a doctor Ahmad. This clinic was associated with MRC NGO.

3 – On 9th February 2019, Arbaki militiamen ruthlessly martyred a local school teacher (Nooruddin Stanekzai) in front of locals in Logar capital periphery.

4 – On 9th February 2019, American invaders and internal forces martyred a doctor and detained two villagers during a raid in Tangi area of Azra district, Logar province.

5 – On 3rd January 2019, artillery shelling by internal forces of Ishaqzo area in Marghab district, Badghis province, resulted in the martyrdom of 5 memorizers of Quran of a Madrassa.

6 – On 3rd January 2019, foreign and internal forces looted and torched 13 shops during a raid on Sharafat area of Sangin district, Helmand province.

7 – On 5th January 2019, airstrikes by foreign forces on Lwarh Shahwalikot area of Shahwalikot district, Kandahar province, resulted in 6 women and 7 other civilians martyred, 3 wounded.

8 – On 8th January 2019, foreign and internal forces raided Saffaar area of Garmsir district, Helmand province, during which they destroyed tens of shops, a local clinic of BRIC NGO and tens of civilian vehicles and martyred a woman and 2 innocent locals. Witnesses say that the airstrikes and raid caused the locals 40 million Afghani in losses.

9 – On 12th January 2019, foreign and internal forces raided Panj Buz area of Jwand district, Badghis province, during which they broke down gates of homes and martyred 10 civilians.

10 – On 14th January 2019, a drone strike was carried out by foreign forces on a playground in Kajoi area of Shahjoi district, Zabul province, from which 2 teenagers were martyred.

11 – On 14th January 2019, foreign and internal forces raided Muhammad Nabi Khan township close to Tarinkot city, Uruzgan province, during which they martyred 2 civilians and abducted 25 others. The joint forces also destroyed 36 shops including book stores, PCO, photocopy store, general store, car parts store, petrol pump and a clinic and set fire to tens of vehicles.

12 – On 15th January 2019, foreign and internal forces raided a religious madrassa (Noorul Madaris) in Azizabad area of Shindand district, Herat province, during which they forced out all students before setting fire to the building and all teaching materials.

13 – On 16th January 2019, invaders and internal forces martyred 20 civilians including women and children and wounded 4 others following clashes with Mujahideen in Sra Baghal’s Container bazaar and Loe Karez areas, Maiwand district, Kandahar province.

14 – On 22nd January 2019, foreign forces martyred 6 hunters in Kanda mountain of Kohna Khomar area of Maidan Wardak capital.

15 – On 23rd January 2019, foreign and internal forces carried out airstrikes on Zarha bazaar area of Sangin district, Helmand province, resulting in 17 civilians including women and children martyred along with 5 others wounded.

16 – On 26th January 2019, combined forces carried out a raid on Pie Nawa area of Tarinkot, Uruzgan province, during which they martyred 8 civilians, abducted 6 others, destroyed a mosque and multiple homes and set fire to two dozen civilian vehicles.

17 – On 31st January 2019, foreign and internal forces carried out a raid on Haftadar area of Khak-e-Safid district, Farah province, during which they broke down gates of homes, martyred a local Imam and 4 students along with abducting 12 other civilians.

18 – On 31st January 2019, a drone strike by foreign forces on a car in Charkhakyano Manda area of Sangin district, Helmand province, resulting in the martyrdom of all 5 civilian passengers.

Responsibility of International Community:

These war crimes and statistics of each incident carried out by American and internal forces are being documented by the Islamic Emirate’s Commission for Civilian Casualties even as tens of human right organizations are operating alongside the Human Right Watch.

American forces entered Afghanistan under the pretext of establishing peace and stability. They are carrying out these war crimes with such laxity that it seems there neither exists anything by the name of human right commission in the world nor anything termed a war crime.

The Islamic Emirate has an explicit right to question the United Nations about these same forces that have entered Afghanistan under your mandate; is butchering Afghans defined as stabilization in your dictionary? Is the killing of innocent civilians, women and children and bombing of religious centers, schools and health clinics not termed as war crimes by you?!

Are Afghans not classified as human beings in your view or is there a waiver in the human right charter concerning Afghans whom can be killed, detained and their homes destroyed by American forces without being trialed? Where has humanity and human sympathy vanished that it cannot prevent the horrendous crimes by American forces?

Why has the Organization of Islamic Conference – founded for the defense of the rights of Muslims – adopted silence regarding the destruction of religious seminaries and mass killing of Afghans by American forces in Afghanistan? Is Afghanistan not a member of this organization or are the Afghans killed by foreigners not part of the Islamic community? You must inform yourselves about this tragedy and help them raise their voices of oppression to the international community.

Appeal of the Islamic Emirate:

The Islamic Emirate appeals to the Islamic Conference, United Nations, Human Right Watch, International Criminal Court and all independent media outlets to earnestly prevent the gross human right violations in Afghanistan being perpetrated by the occupying forces and its stooge regime alongside condemnations and pursuing international judiciary action through the criminal tribunal.

If the said organizations continue their silence regarding the war crimes of America in Afghanistan, it will further encourage these ruthless criminals to continue the killing, abduction and home demolition of the Afghans.

It is hoped that all the humanitarian organizations mentioned in this letter will heed their responsibilities due to humanitarian sympathy and hold back the hands of the murdering Americans and their internal criminals from the ethnic cleansing of Afghans.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

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